I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a huge fan of the Assassin’s Creed video game series by Ubisoft. Sure it’s had its hits and misses (I still haven’t fired up Assassin’s Creed: Unity but loved Syndicate), but besides the sneaking in-the-shadows-assassin play the games are known for, my favourite parts of the series by far are the historical settings and tidbits that are merged into the story lines. So when I first heard that an Assassin’s Creed movie was being made, I saw the potential — but at the same time was apprehensive as movies based on video games generally don’t do so well.
The world premiere trailer for Assassin’s Creed starring Michael Fassbender as Callum Lynch launched last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Aside from the choice of music for the trailer, the movie looks like it has some serious potential and looks to follow the style of the video games pretty well. Check it out below:
According to the plot and the trailer, Fassbender is transported back to 15th century Spain and the Spanish Inquisition where he lives — through memories — the life of his ancestor. No word was mentioned in the trailer about the Templars, who are the opposing faction to the Assassins in the video games, so we’ll just have to see if they make an appearance in the movie.
Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day.
And if like me you weren’t a fan of the music in the official trailer, perhaps this version re-edited with the soundtrack from the game might suit you better!
Assassin’s Creed sneaks into theatres later this year on December 21st. What do you think about the official trailer for the latest video game based movie? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.